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lways, there will probably be rolling closures as the president's motorcade is moving up to san francisco. that could create some traffic problems. remember, it's 5:32 right now, right at the height of rush hour. there could also be traffic troubles in san francisco as well. and keep in mind that in sea cliff and in pacific heights, there are road closures as a result of the president's visit. >> as we've been checking in with our reporters at the various locations where president obama is expected to go, we also know that there are protesters who are going to be outside those fund-raisers. some people are upset about the possibility of having the keystone pipeline approved. of course, they want to apply pressure on president obama to reject that controversial project. >> not exactly sure here who is going to greet the president when he departs air force one. we're gonna keep an eye on this and we'll come back, hopefully as soon as the president is departing air force one, which should be just a couple of
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minutes from now. korean auto makers hyundai and kia are recalling nearly two million vehicles is. 1.7 million through 2007 through 2011 model years have a problem with the brake light switch. another 200,000 are hyundai elans. they could have an air bag problem. berkeley police hope a surveillance photo can help in their search for an armed robbery suspect. police say this man is suspected of robbing another man at gunpoint last month. he demanded the victim's property, then pistol-whipped him. the suspect was last seen getting on to an ac transit bus. anyone who has seen him is asked to call the berkeley police department. ktvu caught up with senator feinstein. >> we are not going to sit and
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take an attack. and i think that ought to be well understood. >> she went on to say that it makes no sense for north korea to follow through with its threats. your tax money, spent to fly federal judges to kansas city, for a conversation event that included a basketball- themed party. scott macfarlane unearthed the story from washington, d.c. it is a story you will see only on ktvu. >> reporter: college basketball experience in kansas city, this is where federal judges in the midwest were invited, the first night of a judicial conference that your tax dollars helped pay for. the invitation reads, come join us center court for cocktails and experience the many hands- on basketball events. including slam dunk competitions on courts with rims at six different heights.
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the bulk of the three-day conference featured meetings between judges, plus scheduled seminars. supreme court justice was scheduled too, but i'm told he cancelled. there was a special elton john event too. they say the judges would have paid their own way for the basketball and music. but taxpayer advocates warn that taxpayers pay to fly judges into town and pay for their hotel accommodations too. federal judges in the ninth circuit took heat last summer for their conference in maui. >> these dollars do not belong to us. they belong to the american people. >> reporter: of course, a spokesman says the cost to taxpayers for the kansas city conference is still unknown. a similar event cost more than
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$100,000 tax dollars. the u.s. state department is hoping that a $5 million cash reward will lead to the capture of war criminals in central africa, including joseph coney. he and his gang steal children and then force them to fight with his troops. they are considered to be killers, rapist, torturers and looters. the state department says cash rewards have been helpful in capturing other war criminals, so it's time to up the ante against coney and his followers. we are continuing to monitor san francisco international airport where president obama has just departed air force one. these are pictures. as you see, they're getting ready. the president is about to head to san francisco for a couple of fund-raisers. and our crews are there. we will bring you live updates throughout the newscast. meantime, one of san francisco's unique traditions
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gets a new sponsor. the local company that's decided to put its name alongside. and an truck accident. the cargo it was carrying that had people gathering whatever they could off the pavement.
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pictures from san francisco international airport where the president has departed air force one, now getting in the presidential motorcade, going to be making his way to san francisco as we've been reporting throughout this newscast. president obama is in town for a couple of democratic fund- raisers. we have crews at the seaside house where he is headed next. later on tonight, he'll be attending a fund-raiser at a mansion there in pacific heights. and then tomorrow he heads to atherton. none of the events are public, all of them private, with some of them costing up to $32,000 a plate. >> from what we understand, no public comments, as heather just mentioned, from the president. we'll keep you posted. we've got reporters fanned out in san francisco, because there are protesters on hand as well. we'll go back to them later. flames soared today from a 40-story apartment building in the capital of the russian
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republic. there are no reports of injuries or how the fire started. one of the apartments in a neighboring 27-story building belongs to french actor depardieu. a truck carrying beer today collided with a train in mexico. folks scrambled to help clean up the mess, taking as many beer cans with them as they could carry. police in that central mexican city said traffic was tied up for quite some time. san francisco's wacky beat that breakers race has a new sponsor. craigslist. a company spokesman said that both craigslist and this race are san francisco institutions. the race actually started back in 1912 and draws tens of thousands of people each year on a seven and a half mile dash. this year's race is set to start on may 19. the actions of a basketball
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coach on the east coast are the talk of the courts here in the bay area. a weather system is approaching the bay area right now. coming up, our updated forecast model. i'll show you the timing of the rainfall moving across the region. new at 6, was the destruction of this bird's home a criminal offense? the actions that could get a local government agency in trouble with the feds. then we were there when the federal raid on oyster dam took a ruckus turn. we reveal why only one person is facing consequences. also, the sequester cuts were supposed to cause calamity in the skies. we're checking in to see if anything has really changed. tonight at 6.
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rutgers university today fired head basketball coach mike rice, after that video surfaced showing him pushing and taunting players and making homophobic remarks. espn broadcast a video clip
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taken from practices between 2010 and 2012. the clip quickly went viral, and rice was quickly out of a job. today he apologized. >> i can't say anything right now except i'm sorry and there will never been a time where i'm going to use any of that as an excuse, nor will there be any excuse. i let so many people down. >> university officials apparently saw this tape almost four months ago, suspending rice for three games, and fining him $50,000. at that time, though, the university did not explain the reason for his punishment. just about every athlete we spoke to today knew all about what he did. john is here with their blunt reactions. >> reporter: we went to the cal campus and to a neighborhood basketball court in oakland. most people we met had not only seen the videos but had strong
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feelings about coach rice's behavior. the cal marching band performed this afternoon. >> me? nervous? no no! >> reporter: i asked coach lindsey gottlieb about the rutgers coach and his behavior. >> there's no place for anything that's, you know, clearly over the line. >> reporter: gottlieb then explained her approach to coaching. >> i feel like i have a wonderful opportunity as a basketball coach, and a platform to affect the lives of these athletes in a positive way. >> reporter: among the students in a busy plaza were numerous that were outraged by the behavior of rice. >> just let him be on his way. i understand a coach can get inside of the game, get inside a players' head, but it wasn't necessary. >> reporter: at oakland's park, there were multiple friendly
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games of basketball happening at once. >> i think it's pretty horrible, for a coach to do that. a grown man harassing them. >> the care for the student athlete has to be the no. 1 thing. i feel like these kids know that even when i'm not at them. >> reporter: one athlete said that coach rice being fired may have been the safer way out, because he told me if he had been treated that way, there may have been a fight. i'll recover and be fine but you still gotta win a championship. >> injured basketball player kevin ware will be able to go to the final four with his teammates. unfortunately, he'll be on crutches. he appeared in a press conference today. ware was cleared by doctors today to accompany the team to atlanta. the 20-year-old underwent a two- hour operation to repair compound fractures to his leg. the horrible injury happened sunday during an ncaa
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tournament game. a local charity made this a special day for school kids in oakland. >> one, two, three! >> shoes that fit gave a brand- new pair of shoes to 115 children. they teamed up with health care partners for the effort. >> it's like having christmas in april, that they'll get to take home something that belongs to them, that they get to enjoy, and it's new. >> the shoe giveaway is part of a national campaign to help students in low-income areas. >> the smiles are just priceless. let's talk about our weather. changes on the way. >> just in time for the morning commute. just be prepared for that. today, beautiful, especially way from the shoreline. temperatures maxed out in the 70's across the warmest locations. in fact, the warmest locations, even in the lower 80's in morgan hill. lots of 70's out toward santa
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rosa. antioch at 78. but changes, you can see all the clouds offshore and the rainfall to our north, up along the north coast, closest to eureka. here's a closer inspection of our live storm tracker. the clouds will continue to filter into the bay area. there's that rain shield just outside of mendocino. and rainfall will increase tomorrow morning. the rain time line, basically for the entire bay area, heaviest rain, the moderate to heavy rain, that's scheduled for the morning commute tomorrow. then by 12:00, scattered showers. we scale back on the coverage and intensity throughout the day. the main impacts will be first thing tomorrow morning. high clouds will be on the increase for tonight. the rainfall will be approaching. some of the expectations with the rainfall, as we said, it
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picks up between about 3 and 8:00 tomorrow morning. the heaviest downpours in the coastal hills, approaching three quarters of an inch. as the front moves through, the organized rainfall becomes more scattered. so there should be more breaks throughout the day. here is the updated forecast model, showing you the high clouds for tonight. we'll take this into tomorrow morning. we're basically covered with at least a moderate downpour. we'll be here tomorrow morning tracking the changes conditions. 12:00, scattered showers. clouds, breaks in the clouds, and a few pop-up showers at 12:00. at 4:00, still pop-up showers. into friday, there is just a chance of a sprinkle as we do head into friday. but the main impact will be friday and saturday, just in the form of clouds and sprinkles. the look ahead, your five-day forecast, with your weekend
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always in view, tomorrow, the main event, we're going to keep the clouds around for friday and saturday. a chance of a light shower for sunday as well. we're going to scale back on the clouds by monday and warm things back up. coming up, we'll take a look at the sierra forecast, because they will be picking up some snow. hundreds of millions in aid misspent. what happened to the money meant for hurricane katrina victims? and take a look at what the coast guard discovered in a bust. the value of all of these drugs they recovered.
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federal investigators say as much as $700 million earmarked to help families following hurrican katrina and rita may have been misspent. the money was intended to help some 24,000 families in louisiana elevate their homes. but a report says some homeowners used the money for something else, while others didn't document what work had been done. hud says the state is responsible for make sure the money is properly spent. the coast guard has carried out a major drug bust off the southern california coast. they seized more than three tons of america from a drug smuggler's boat in the waters off catalina island. that's just about 160 miles
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from los angeles. when the smugglers spotted the coast guard plane, officials say they began tossing some of these, 250 of them in fact, bales of pot, overboard, as they fled back into mexican territorial waters. >> we were not able to catch them. there was a low cloud layer that night. so unfortunately, the traffickers did make it back. >> according to the coast guard, the value of the marijuana seized is about $5 million. the search effort for two lost hikers in southern california continued today with helicopter crews once again helping search teams on the ground. 19-year-old nicholas sedoya and 18-year-old kendall jack were last heard from when they called from a cell phone. the phone's battery later died. they are lost somewhere in a
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canyon in southern orange county. after three days, there are fears that the pair may be dehydrated. searchers are optimistic they'll find the way. the senate transportation and housing committee voted unanimously to designate a portion of the highway in honor of officer kapoo. he was killed in november of 2011 as he was chasing after a bank robbery suspect. both the full state senate and assembly must approve the resolution between the sign is installed. we are live in san francisco tonight where protesters hope to get president obama's attention as he heads to two fund-raisers. tonight, live team coverage is coming up in just two minutes. and a crisis averted. new at 6, six weeks later, we take a look to see if the threat had any teeth.
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just 20 minutes ago, president obama touched down at sfo. he is now headed to meet democratic supporters as protesters stake out one of the
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private fund-raisers he'll be attending tonight. good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the president's sprint includes four fund-raising stops. we have live team coverage tonight as hundreds of supporters and protesters converge on some of san francisco's most upscale neighborhoods. >> reporter: this crowd has grown significantly in the last hour. we've gotten a raised vantage point here to show you the crowd, that has now filled pacific and baker here. there are a number of different groups out here. the dominant message for president obama tonight is say no to the proposed keystone oil pipeline. now, the president may hear about these protesters out here, but it's not clear if he'll ever actually see them. police and secret service have blocked off the streets here around the getty mansion. that, of course, is where the president obama, mr. obama, will be attending a democratic
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fund-raisers tonight. it's an annual fund-raisers. last year it raised $1.7 million. the protesters are hoping to get his attention. this would be his second stop of the night. so first we want to toss to mike mibach, who is in the city's sea cliff neighborhood, where they're also waiting for the president's arrival. mike? >> reporter: eric, security is very tight here in sea cliff. we just got word from an officer that this neighborhood is in lockdown. that means residents are not even being allowed to get into their homes now that the president is so close to arriving here. mr. obama coming to the neighborhood for a private fund- raising cocktail party being hosted by billionaire tom steyer. steyer, a very vocal critic of the pipeline extension that would transport crude oil from canada to the gulf coast. it is up to the president to give that pipeline the green
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light. it is believed tom steyer will use this opportunity to drill home to the president why the pipeline should not exist. we caught up to a north bay congressman. >> i'll be one of those pushing on the president to reject this project. it's going to take us in the wrong direction. it's going to cause enormous environmental damage. >> reporter: and a new pugh research poll released just this week, 66% of u.s. adults favor the pipeline. 22% actually oppose it. the president is set to make a decision on the pipeline by the end of summer. of course, again, we are live here in sea cliff. we'll be keeping an eye out for that motorcade as the president makes his way to the neighborhood. more details now on the keystone pipeline. the project is a 1700 mile pipeline that would tr


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